Are you passionate about our local area and want to make a difference? Join the LCDT Board.

Could you use your skills and experience to help a local charity working to make Linlithgow a better place to live and work?

Linlithgow Community Development Trust is looking for new Directors to join our Board. We want to expand our Board with people who share our vision and are passionate about our local area and our community.

We are looking for local people to bring their own expertise and experience to join the Board of Directors, a group of committed volunteers passionate about continuing to strengthen the Trust as a pivotal community-led organisation in the town.  

If you have the time to commit; can think strategically; are committed to the Linlithgow area and have expertise in any of the areas below, we would love to chat with you.  

  • Fundraising, third sector and government
  • Legal/charity governance
  • Project Management
  • HR
  • Policy and strategy
  • Marketing & Digital

We are keen to increase our diversity to reflect the people which our charity serves –young and old, from the town and surrounding areas, and with a wide range of work or life experiences. We’re looking for someone who can spare 4 hours a month and can work effectively as part of a small team.

As a member of our Board of Directors you will:

  • be part of an exciting, enterprising and innovative community-led organisation
  • help to ensure that the Trust fulfils our charitable aim and vision.
  • have the opportunity to give something back to your community and make a real difference locally

ABOUT LCDT

Our aim is to make Linlithgow a better place to live and work, through a community led plan of action which provides services, amenities and/or financial support to local initiatives.

Our vision is for a thriving community that is resilient, inclusive, enterprising and sustainable, capable of dealing with ongoing change.

We have several projects underway and would like to take on more. However, we need local people with drive and enthusiasm to help us to do this! 

Amongst our current work is the delivery of the Cycle Circuit, Solar Energy, an informative Town website and employment and training opportunities for staff and volunteers.

The principles that Linlithgow Community Development Trust work to are:

  • To build a community that takes pride in, and manages, its local assets
  • To capture and build community passion, enthusiasm, ideas and skills
  • To ensure our work is financially and environmentally sustainable
  • To work closely with local people and other local groups to strengthen our combined efforts

For an informal discussion to find out more contact hello@trust-linlithgow.org.uk.

Linlithgow Heritage Trust needs your Financial Skills

Role title: Treasurer, Reports to: The board

BACKGROUND: In 2017 Linlithgow Heritage Trust received grant funding from HLF, LEADER, West Lothian Council and other bodies to support its move from Annet House to the new Linlithgow Partnership Centre. This year will see the new Linlithgow Museum open. It promises to be an exciting time for the Museum as it becomes a central part of the local community. As we continue to move forward we are looking for trustees with a range of skills that will help the Museum develop and achieve it strategic goals.

THE VISION:

Linlithgow Museum will be fitted out with a bespoke community space and three exhibition areas providing a fresh new interpretation of the town’s history.

Community participation will be at the heart of the museum. Local people and volunteers have already played an instrumental role in planning and beginning to deliver an ambitious Activity Plan of events and activities which will engage the local community with heritage.

Linlithgow Heritage Trust are seeking unpaid volunteer Trustees to join their board.

Trustees are expected to play a full part in the activities of Linlithgow Heritage Trust.

The role of the Board is to set the strategic framework for the organisation, monitor and evaluate the performance of the organisation, including financial performance; and ensure the highest standard of governance.

The Board meets at least six times per year. Trustees are also requested to participate in various sub committees, working groups, the Annual General meeting and ongoing training events as required.

Purpose of the role:

  • To ensure the financial affairs of the organisation are conducted within legal requirements, accounting conventions and good practice
  • ensure the financial viability and development of the organisation.

Main duties

  • ensure the board fulfils its financial responsibilities
  • ensure proper systems for budgeting, financial control, insurance, and reporting
  • keep board members informed about organisation’ finances by written report, at least on a quarterly basis
  • communicate with relevant staff and other board members so as to maintain a clear picture of the financial health of the organisation
  • ensure compliance with Inland Revenue and Customs and Excise (VAT) requirements as appropriate
  • ensure financial reports are comprehensible and properly discussed
  • ensure financial reports are provided in the proper format and at the proper time, as required by other bodies in law
  • ensure the appointment of auditors or independent examiners
  • provide a financial report to members on an annual basis.

Ensure financial viability and development of the organisation

  • Ensure the board develops a long-term financial strategy for the organisation with objectives which can be monitored
  • monitor progress in budget implementation
  • ensure appropriate financial goals are set for the resources available to the organisation.

Key qualities

  • a knowledge of financial accounting and reporting procedures
  • ability to communicate financial information to those who may have little or no financial background
  • hands-on book-keeping skills
  • strategic financial planning skills

For further discussions and to find out more about registering interest please contact Shelia Menzies on secretary@LinlithgowHT.onmicrosoft.com

 

Passionate about Linlithgow and want to become a Trustee?

Linlithgow Community Development Trust are a charity and community organisation formed by residents of Linlithgow and Linlithgow Bridge to deliver change to benefit the community.  Our aim is ‘To make Linlithgow a better place to live and work, through a community led plan of action which provides services, amenities and/or financial support to local initiatives.’    Our Board of Directors is made up of between seven and fifteen volunteer Trustees. Continue reading “Passionate about Linlithgow and want to become a Trustee?”